There was absolutely no need for that scary line drive right back to Soriano for the second out of the 9th. No need for that at all. Thankfully, it was nothing serious and Soriano finished the save, untucked, and help the Yankees win 4-2 and head home with a series victory over the Indians.
Freddy Garcia would start the game today. He would not get the win. Freddy only pitched 4.2 innings, giving up four hits and two earned runs while striking out six and walking two. Garcia looked pretty decent on the mound today. Two runs were apparently enough to cause Girardi to yank him from the game and go to the well rested bullpen. Boone Logan would give the Yankees 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball. David Robertson would follow that up with 1.1 innings of the same. I already told you what Soriano did up above. I shouldn't have to repeat myself. Sheesh. You people.
The Yankees offense would come alive this afternoon. Perhaps Nick Swisher woke them up with his smiles and cheerfulness and incredible hitting as of late. He would contribute an RBI, along with Jeter and Ichiro, in the 2nd inning. These three runs would be the only runs the Yankees would need to win. That doesn't mean we don't deserve to see Curtis Granderson hit a historic homer in the 6th inning of off Tony Sipp. This dinger would be the 200th of his career. Congratulations, Grandy. Except for Jeter and Ibanez, every Yankee had a hit today. I'm still finding it hard to see what purpose Ibanez serves lately. But I digress. Wait, no I don't. What purpose does he serve lately?
The Yankees fly home to the boogie down Bronx to start a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Henderson Alvarez will pitch against David Phelps. Also, get use to AL East teams folks! Outside of the A's and Twins, it's all AL East teams from here on out! Yay.
-This might be my favorite pic of Granderson ever